Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
<archref> Archival Reference
A reference element that provides a citation and/or an electronic link to separately described archival materials of special interest. Examples of such materials include a record group and one of its large series (which might have separate EAD-encoded finding aids) and a general reference to a collection with similar content.
The <archref> element can be helpful in several situations. It can be used, with the HREF or ENTITYREF attribute, for linking to another EAD instance. The <archref> element can also be used to cite archival materials within a <bibliography>, <relatedmaterial>, or <separatedmaterial> element. The <archref> may contain just text or some of the content-specific elements such as <origination>, <repository>, and <unittitle> to identify the different kinds of information in a citation.
Do not confuse <archref> with the Bibliographic Reference <bibref> element, which is used to cite works that are published entities or individual items that are not usefully designated as archival materials.
While XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.0, which is the basis for EAD linking elements, is a stable document, examples of EAD usage are hypothetical and have not been tested in real XLink-based applications. Those wishing to use XLink are encouraged to consult the specification available online at <http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink/>.
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May occur within:
abstract, bibliography, bibref, container, creation, descrules, dimensions, emph, entry, event, extent, extref, item, label, langmaterial, langusage, materialspec, origination, otherfindaid, p, physdesc, physfacet, physloc, ref, relatedmaterial, repository, separatedmaterial, unitdate, unitid, unittitle
<relatedmaterial> <head>Related Collections</head> <archref> <unitid>BANC PIC 19xx.055--ffALB</unitid>, <unittitle><title>Photographs Taken During the U.S. Geological Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, 1871-1873</title>, by Timothy H. O'Sullivan and William Bell</unittitle> </archref> <archref> <unitid>BANC PIC 19xx.089--STER</unitid>, <unittitle><title>Stereoviews of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1871</title>, by Timothy H. O'Sullivan</unittitle> </archref> <archref> <unitid>BANC PIC 19xx.273--PIC</unitid>, <unittitle>Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.). <title>New Mexico Photographs from the 1873 Geographical Survey West of the 100th Meridian</title></unittitle> </archref> <archref> <unitid>BANC PIC 1905.17116-.17119--STER</unitid>, <unittitle><title>Western Survey Expeditions of 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874 </title>, by Timothy H. O'Sullivan and William Bell</unittitle> </archref> </relatedmaterial>
May 25, 2006